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G3: Getting Girls in the Game

Unlocking the Potential of Every Girl Through Basketball

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Our team has responded to a call from the City of Boston to get urban female youth more actively engaged in and have equal access to sport programming. By following our global mission of educating and inspiring at-risk youth through basketball, we have partnered with five Boston Public and Charter schools and launched Getting Girls in the Game, a free sport-for-development program open to all Boston inner city girls. G3 is currently enrolling approximately 75 public middle and junior high school girls between the ages of 10-15 at three of the city's public charter schools and youth centers. In proud partnership with the Boston Police Department.

PROGRAM GOAL:

The primary goal of G3 Boston is to provide a safe, supportive, sport-based response to barriers in girls' health, self-esteem, and access to regularly scheduled physical activity. G3 also provides a very important on-court solution to improving race relations between low-income inner city youth and local police officers.

HOW WE DO THIS:

We accomplish our goals by achieving the following four objectives:

  • Provide Places of Play: Create a safe and female friendly drop-in environment for structured afterschool sport program
  • Increase Female Participation in Sport: Provide inactive girls with opportunities to be physically active in order to prevent chronic diseases
  • Connect and Integrate Coach-Mentors and Youth: Train and equip young female leaders with the life skills and experience needed to positively impact themselves and their peers through the mentorship of female Boston Police Officers on a weekly basis
  • Educate and Empower: Increase nutritional knowledge, instill a sense of body positivity and develop habits for healthy living and community engagement
G3 encourages us to try something new...basketball can take you really far.
— Catanzia Cooper, G3 Athlete

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:

In partnership with the Boston Police Department, Shooting Touch looks forward to rolling out the following:

  • Shooting Touch Classic - 1/1/17-1/2/17 - at Tufts University - proceeds go to G3

  • G3 goes to the Garden - 1//6/17 - the girls will go watch the Celtics take on the 76ers

  • G3 Parent Social - 1/9/17 - at the Epiphany School, Dorchester, from 6:30pm-7:45

  • G3 Home Check Ins - 2/11/17-2/28/17

  • G3 Spring Lesson and League Play: 3/7/17- 6/20/17 - Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 3-5pm, The Epiphany School, Dorchester 

  • Celtics 50/50 Raffle - 4/10/17 - G3 girls and coaches will sell raffle tickets with half of the proceeds going to G3

  • G3 Free Summer Clinic: 6/26/17- 6/30/17 - including 3 v 3 Tournament for G3 girls and local AAU players

  • Shooting Touch Kids Camp with Coach Bob Hurley - 7/17/17-7/20/17 - Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury

  • Back to School Summer Clinic - August, 2017 - Wainwright Park, Dorchester

  • Fall Programming - September through November 2017 - Epiphany School, Dorchester

For information on how to get involved please email: kcannon@shootingtouch.com

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ST Kids Camp with Coach Bob Hurley


ST Kids Camp with Coach Bob Hurley


An Exclusive 4 Day Basketball Clinic for 2nd to 9th Grade Boys & Girls held at the Roxbury Latin School

Bob Hurley has won his teams over 1000 games, including 28 state and 4 national championships throughout his 50 year career. He has been the head coach at St. Anthony's for 50 years. As one of the most celebrated teachers of the game, Coach Hurley was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in August 2010, as only the third high school coach to ever be inducted!

After last year's success, this is Coach Hurley's 10th time headlining a youth clinic in New England! EVERY ONE of Coach Hurley's camps have SOLD OUT. 

 

Where: Roxbury Latin School | 101 St. Theresa Avenue | West Roxbury, MA 02132

When:  July 17th -July 20th, 2017

Cost:    $399 

Some of our special guest speakers include: 

  • Kevin Eastman: Kevin Eastman served as Assistant Coach to Head Coach Doc Rivers for the Los Angeles Clippers and was named Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers in June 2014. Before his 3-year stint with the Clippers, Kevin was Assistant Coach to Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics for 9 years. He also continues his long relationship with Nike as the national director of Nike’s skill development programs for elite high school and college players. For more information on Kevin: please visit; http://kevineastmanbasketball.com/
  • Carolyn White:  C White was promoted to Associate Head Coach of Bentley University Women's Team in August 2016 after serving as the top assistant for coach Barbara Stevens since 2003. A 2001 graduate of Bentley, C has been affiliated with the Falcon women's basketball program for 18 of the last 19 seasons. She was a part-time assistant during the 2001-02 season and returned to the Bentley staff in the fall of 2003 after a year as an assistant at Harvard University.  Players recruited by White include five of the top 15 scorers in program history. Her tenure as Stevens' top aide has included the 2014 national championship, four Elite Eight appearances, five Northeast-10 regular season titles and six NE-10 tournament crowns.
  • Alex Gallagher: Alex Gallagher has served as the Athletic Director at Nobles for the past ten years. As Head Coach, Gallagher has led the Nobles Girls Basketball Program to 14 ISL championships in 15 years while compiling an overall career record of 402-97. He also comes off the 2017 season having led his team to their 6th consecutive New England Class A Title. Before coming to Nobles, Gallagher coached the Weston Boys Basketball Team to two Dual County League championships, two North Sectional Championships, and one State Championship in 1998. He was honored in 1998 by the Boston Globe as the Massachusetts Coach of the Year for his title-winning team.  
  • Kristen McDonnell: Former Head Coach for Braintree Women's Basketball, Kristen is regarded as one of the best female basketball coaches in the state. Leading her team to eight successful seasons at the helm, including back-to-back state titles and a 63-game winning streak, McDonnell is currently a Guidance Counselor at Norwood high and a fierce AAU coach for one of the best females teams in New England. 
 
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Check out the Today Show's amazing new special feature on Bob Hurley to get an inside perspective on the small empire that the Hall of Fame coach built during his tenure at St. Anthony's. See how the high school coaching legend cranked out Division 1 and NBA level talent year after year and how he revolutionized the game of high school basketball. 

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Scholarships


Scholarships


Over the past 4 years, Shooting Touch has raised enough funding to provide over 250 scholarships for Boston's inner city youth to attend our annual, week long kids camp with Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley each July.

The response for this opportunity is amazing and our staff continues to be inspired each year by the smiles and passion we have seen in return. In order to be eligible, each player must come from a gross household income of $50,000 or less. Each player must also write a hand written letter as to why they think they deserve the opportunity and describe how the sport of basketball has influenced their young lives.

With generous donors and persistent fundraising efforts, we hope to continue to provide our city's youth with this great opportunity. For one week in July, every child at our camp is on the same playing field, all having fun and working together to become better basketball players on and off the court.